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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
will kick off a campaign tuesday to promote the benefits of the affordable care act. the white house issued new figures showing that healthcare.gov is running smoothly. the website will be tested in the next three weeks as americans race to beat the insurance sign-up deadline. al jazeera's mike viqueira has more from washington. >> there is good new and bad news when it comes to the beleaguered website healthcare.gov. a largely lost two months, and now many of problems are fix, and not a moment too soon. some statistics they came out with. on october 1st they set a total of six individuals successfully logged on and enrolled for health insurance under the affordable care act. the error rate was 6%. now as of november 30th - that was the target date, the error rate is less than 1%. now up to 800,000 individuals can log on to the website in any given day - 50,000 at one time. still, many of the problems persist. first, there are questions about security. the data of enrollees, folks that log on, personal information, security on the website not what it should be. now, something else has emerg
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
to be covered through medicaid. >> affordable care act. >> that's the from doctors are millions are covered under the healthcare law. many restrict the patients they accept because of relatively low reimbursement rates. >> practice the way i want to practice. they are typically far below both medicare and private insurance. >> book lynn based an toll meteorologist whose is also president of the new york society, says private insurance for a full eye exam will reburst him at rates up to $150, medicare pays him $145, but for the same procedure, medicaid pays only $63. >> they are going to have to go up by 73% nationally, but in new york they have to triple. >> doctors remain am bilent about whether they will even take that insurance. in new york, 44% of physicians say they plan on sitting out the first year. 33% say they are not sure if they will participate, and nationwide, roughly four in ten say they are still weighing their options. lower payments to physicians experts say is one way of making the new plans more affordable, but even for patient whose have insurance that pays doctors highe
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
people. thousands of customers are testing the system. the affordable care act wins has been plagued by problems since it's october is launch. people looking for insurance coverage only have three weeks to sign up. mike viqueira joins us from the white house with more. how is the website doing today? >> they say they have a lot of problems fixed, and you're right, john, it's not a moment too soon. october 1st it came out. they had a 6% error rate. that doesn't sound a lot to me. but evidently that is astro notcal, and it is evidenced by the fact that they had six people sign up on the first day on october 1st. it's been a disaster. a catastrophe, a debacle, all the words used by administration officials. but they have that error rate down 1%. not good enough but better than it has been. 800,000 people can log on a in a single day and 50,000 at a time. and they had to go to a queuing system where if you log on, and i tried to do this as did countless others reporters here in washington. you saw a screen that said wait, here is other information you might need. you can leave us your e-
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
debate that the affordable care act should be judged by healthcare.gov -- i mean, healthcare.gov's problems was an acquisition and procurement problem, not a health care problem. it's not like when we had butterfly ballot problems in florida, we decided to revert to monarchy. and we shouldn't, you know, sort of judge a health care policy based on, you know, what a website does. but for the ma part, i'm happy with where things are right now. >> here's what's interesting to me, with the website, the first day there was all this attention paid to it and the site was down and it was very hard from outside the black box to get a sense, is this website really broken or is this being hyped unnecessarily? and one of the things i found interesting about reading through what the administration's saying is, oh, yeah, it really, really was broken. a bar graph showing stability for the website, past 90%, which we should note is far below what most commercial sites have, around 99% at the lowest, but it was at 42% at the beginning of november. >> right. >> they have really, really, really
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
, the affordable care act, healthcare.gov, what is happening with the president inside the white house as they look at his poll numbers? they areuest: recognizing that this issue, if not reframed in public perception, has the potential to define his second term in a really adverse way. we are not going to submit to that willingly, so we are seeing an aggressive campaign just underway now to get the emphasis and remindblems people that the benefits of the affordable care act are for people. the caller and others are trying to resell the bill. host: we will have to leave it there, the house is coming in for their legislative session. viewers interested in the magazine, go to politico.com/magazine, follow the month twitter, thank you very much both of you for being here. appreciate it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] and now live coverage of the house. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] 's room, washington, d.c., december 4, 2013. i hereby appoint the honorable paul cook to act as speaker pro tempore
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
the positive effects of the affordable care act on reducing growth in health-care costs combined with the steady job creation we have seen for so many months reinforces a number of things. about the affordable care act and about the need the president a few days ago to continue to focus on those move in theng the right direction and increasing job growth even further. with that, i will take your questions. jim? >> on the president's travels to africa for the nelson mandela services, could you give us specific details of what the timing might be? there is a memorial service also a funeral. mr. mandela is also lying in state. and will the president invite former u.s. presidents to accompany him? >> thank you for those questions. i should have noted that for those of you that did not hear the president speak in the wake of the news of president mandela's death, i will point you to those remarks. all i can say is that president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of nelson mandela and participate in memorial events. at this p
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
about the goal that we set with the passage of the affordable care act, was -- which was that millions of americans need to avail themselves of quality affordable health care insurance, many of them for the first time. , ande focused on that healthcare.gov antiarmor avenues by which why you could -- and the other avenues by which you can enroll are the means to that end. it is our response will he do sure that that website, and import part of the process of getting those americans who want quality affordable health care enrolled effectively. jeff has been a part of the efforts of the has been on board. -- is thisclarify just for today? >> by noon today we expect thousands of the visitors to the site. i believe that is that today's vigor -- figure. >> from midnight on 212:00 noon? noon?to 12:00 >> i believe so. the to give you a sense of volume that we are seeing, which we anticipated. that is why was so important to put in place the queuing system because not only just visitors, but there are obviously those who are trying to and want to enroll. we want to make sure that their experien
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
care act is a good investment and is working. >> reporter: but kennedy says with healthcare.gov connected to other areas of the federal government, such as the irs, hackers may tap into much more than just obama care. >> pivoting is a technique that once he hacks a website and gains access to it, he uses the connections that it has to go to other areas inside the network and from there attack other parts of the infrastructure. >> reporter: kathleen sebelius is due up here on capitol hill again next week. you can expect she'll face a range of questions about what's being done to protect the personal information of the american people. bret. >> mike, thank you. >>> president obama is learning sooner or later everything comes back to his health care plan. chief white house correspondent ed henry reports on a day that did not start out that way. >> reporter: eager to steady a disastrous start to his second term, president obama today began a very deliberate attempt to fire up his political base. first delivering a speech sponsored by the liberal center for american progress on i
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
response to the president's weekly address, focusing on the president's health-care law, the affordable care act. there's this comment on our question of u.s. global power, is it declining? mike says -- you can join in on the conversation. and gary is joining us from tennessee. caller: good morning. i think the country is declining. our people in this country are disgusted. we are dependent on jobs from fast food restaurants to raise our families. it is ridiculous. i feel sorry for this country. question of u.s. global power declining, kevin says -- coming up at 10:00 eastern time, 7:00 on the west coast, newsmakers. our guest host is democratic representative adam smith, ranking member of the house armed services committee. tongass returns and both the congress senate -- returns in both the house and senate this week. lawmakers work on a compromise led by senator's -- by senator patty murray of washington state and paul ryan from wisconsin. here is a preview of our discussion with representative adam smith. >> congress has to wake up and understand the budgets are getting smaller. that
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
. the affordable care act takes the most harmful a wasteful aspects of the system heretofore. millions of americans are already feeling those benefits, including people who already have health care coverage before. let me give you a few statistics. thanks to the affordable care act, 105 million americans, including more than 47 million women, are paying less for preventive care. we are investing and keeping people healthy rather than treating them when they are sick. 105 and america's are no longer subject to lifetime limits on their coverage. up to 129 million americans, including 17 million kids, 17 million kids, who have a preexisting condition for which heretofore they could've been denied coverage or charged more are now protected because charging more or denying coverage will be prohibited as of january 1. and 7.39 seniors and people with disability reached the donut hole of medicare -- drug coverage have saved $8.910 on their prescription drugs. this year alone the law itself a .5 million americans get money back in the pockets by making sure their premium dollars go to health care, not over
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
on the rest of the affordable care act. we have the latest from the white house. >>> also amazing the man who spent three days trapped i in a sunken ship 100 feet below the ocean next. tÑ >> we have breaking. the pentagon has temporarily stopped using a route to send cargo into afghanistan. officials saying there are other routes to more cargo into and out of afghanistan. >>> detroit is bankrupt. a judge cleared the way today for what is now the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. the city is $18 billion in debt. it could mean severe cuts for retired city workers who relied on pensions. >>> french scientists have thrown a new twist in the yasser arafat story. forensic team reported that the palestinian leader did not die from radioactive poisoning. the report contra-ducts an earlier report from a swiss team, who claims that it was due to a political assassination. >>> the engineer involved in the new york train derailment found himself nodding before the train jumped the tracks. alcohol tests came back negative. drug tests are still spending. and the train's brakes were working pro
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
've taken advantage of the affordable care act, you've got to tell your friends, tell your family, tell you co-workers, tell your neighbors, that's how our fellow americans get covered. let's give every american a fighting chance in today's economy. thank you so much, everybody. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> with the president's comments focusing on the positives of the health care law, we want to hear what you think. log on to facebook.com/c-span to share your opinion. before the president spoke, house republicans held their own briefing with reporters on the health care law. speaker baber -- boehner accused senate democrats of holding up negotiations on the budget and farm bill. his is 10 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. republicans continue to stay focused on the economy and the fact is, the american people want us to do everything we can to strengthen the economy is there'll be more jobs and higher wages available. this week we'll take further steps to strengthen our economy. the preside
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
a big topic in the news. what pastor of the affordable care act affects medicaid recipients. >> this is supposed to be a fairly simple question the a fairly simple question to answer. $15,000 and change that we're supposed to secure coverage for anyone. they did not have to be disabled. it is a patchwork of requirements in all of the states and d.c. the supreme court upheld the rest of the law last year saying states could opt out of the extension. about half the states are doing it. host: why only half the states? guest: it is almost entirely a partisan issue. there are a couple of republican governors they got behind this and a few democrats that were not able to get their legislators on board with it. there are a lot of reasons cited by opponents of the expansion. mainly it comes down to money. the government is paying the entire cost of the expansion. states will pick up 10% in future years. for some states, that 10% is more than they wanted to spend. host: we are talking to jeffrey young, health-care reporter for "the huffington post." the number for republicans, 202- 5
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
for "politico," thee covered the affordable care act since 2009 and michael shure is a political contributor to al jazeera, joining us from los angeles. jennifer, a lot of talk about the improvement of the obamacare website. is it really and dramatically in better shape. >> the administration says it's better. can handle up to 800,000 people in one day. we saw today that the site was down, queueing people for a number of hours in the middle of the day. the concern is whether it will sustain the crush of people that is expected. >> we were given graphs showing the system was stable. up from the 40s in early november. how are they judging success. experts say the system uptime is still way blow industry standards that would be considered on unacceptable disaster for the private sector. >> if you compare this to how much amazon works, it's not a success. the administration set the bar at having the website working for the vast majority of the users. it's a swishy bar to meet. they said this weekend that they had met it. the real charge will be when it comes, and they can't test people going on
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas and coming up, in a moment the verdict in the terrifying attack on the director of a dance company o
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
of the affordable care act. i don't have any quantitative information but i sure have a lot of qualitative information from the doctors that i know and nurses and healthcare professionals of all kinds that they are looking to pull the relationship cord and get out of profession. >> that will sink it. there is no doubt. all right. over at nbc news they apparently have let martin bashir go. he was forced to resign after saying vial things about sarah palin. number one, everybody makes mistakes if you do political commentary every day obviously you are going to make them. should have nbc let him go? >> first of all they made it appear like he resigned on his own which was a mistake. >> we all know that's not true. >> if they really wanted him to go they should have let it be nope they wanted him to go. everybody does make mistakes. sometimes people say something in the heat of the moment they regret. but this was a monologue that was prepared in which he had done historical research and referred to a slave owner who made slaves defecate into the mouths of other slaves. this was more than a mi
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
in terms of how they will change the health care system. the subject of the affordable care act, secretary sebelius should have been fired yesterday. what did she have on valerie anyway? referring to white house advisor valerie jarrett. occurrede any shakeups because of the rollout of healthcare.gov? there could be. secretary sebelius is one that could move on. there probably will be some accountability at some point. when you talk to people at the white house, their basic message is we want to get this fixed before we start finding out what happened. they are in the process now. when it is over, you might see some cabinet secretaries and senior staff move on. moving on to the longer view of president obama's eight years in office, "the national journal" has a recent headline. quotes the gallup news editor about approval ratings. where does the president stand on this issue of trustworthiness, and if that is a bigger problem than job approval right now? the start of his administration, this president made transparency and trustworthiness an essential part of his brand. he contrasted himsel
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
. they are really concerned about that right now. class we are talking to emily idge about the affordable care act are the announcements on the white house saying they met their goals for functionality of the website that the vast majority of folks can use the healthcare.gov website. if you have questions or comments, give us a call. phone minds are open. -- as folks are calling in, news from last week on the supreme court taking up cases that have to do with pieces of the affordable care act, what are the biggest cases we're looking at? >> the big one we will see the supreme court take up his this case of dealing with atther for-profit companies no cost to their employees or the law requires that. it requires insurance plans to offer no charge contraception. religious extensions get an exception. .t creates a workaround but there are for-profit companies saying they should get the exemption as well because of their religious believes. the main one is hobby lobby where they brought this case. we expect the supreme court to take up and will on next year. thing that hasa attracted a lot of attention
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
'm going with this. short of bringing about world peace before he leaves office, the affordable care act will loom large in the president's legacy, as the singular accomplishment of his two terms. and now following the relaunch of a new and improved and fully operational healthcare.gov website, the president is not only owning it, but doubling down. and putting a bright spotlight on the obama in obama care. this week, the white house announced that it is going to be all aca, every day, from now until december 2rd, enrollment deadline for coverage on january 1st. starting with the president himself, who has been pulling his best, you know, hustling almost every day this week, to make the hard sale on the affordable care act. this was his pitch on tuesday. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> and this was president obama on wednesday. >> i'm going to need
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
declining. that has been a significant goal set by the affordable care act of and a significant achievement over these three years. these three years have seen the lowest growth in health-care costs of any time in the past half-century. -- it goesg to keep to the heart of the matter, the websitef the matte -- we tookccessful, and hours monthly to make those fixes as quickly as we could make so that it functions more effectively for those americans who want health insurance. they want affordable quality coverage, and that is what we are working to create. inwith the short term take until, it may 2017, when this president leaves office. you will see almost every state running their own exchanges, and running medicaid to and it will work well. is this the goal here, that it will take years? david made an important point, which is based on the decision allowed by the supreme of a number of republican governors to cut their constituents out of the possibility of getting covered through medicaid. a number of seen as rubble looking governors make the decision against the ideological advisors of th
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